In Review: Marvels Agents Of Shield – The Ghost

Synopsis:Daisy has left S.H.I.E.L.D. And is trying to solve the mystery of a bunch of serial killings in the Los Angeles area. Meanwhile at S.H.I.E.L.D. it is all change...

Synopsis:Daisy has left S.H.I.E.L.D. And is trying to solve the mystery of a bunch of serial killings in the Los Angeles area. Meanwhile at S.H.I.E.L.D. it is all change under a new director and some are coping better than others while yearning for the ghost of things past.

Review: At S.H.I.E.L.D. things have drastically changed and the team has been spit up. Coulson is now back to the status of agent and is partnered with Mack is secretly trying to track down Daisy who has gone rogue as the vigilante Quake.

Meanwhile Fitz and Simmons are now pretty much involved with research and development and no longer seem to be in the field. Simmons however apparently has the ear of the new Director, which is causing some conflict between her and Agent May who has been taking her angst out on new recruits by breaking a few ribs.

Things get interesting though when a series of murders captures the interest of Daisy who begins to hunt down and track the perpetrator who is described as a Ghost by all those who have been fortunate enough to survive an encounter.

With Daisy now in LA. Coulson and Mack are back on her trail, but when a gang is seemingly possessed by some other ghostly entity things get real weird.

I like the supernatural approach that this new series is taking, but I’m not to sure about the Ghost Rider driving a hotrod car as apposed to a motorcycle. Though I did like the confrontation between Daisy and the Ghost Rider, which we saw toward the end of the episode.

As far as where all the characters are at. It be interesting to see how long it takes for them all to reteam despite the orders of their new director who is only really mentioned, but not seen throughout the episode.

Added to that we have some interesting stuff happening with Fitz and his friendship with fellow scientist Holden Radcliffe who has designed an Android, which mimics human behaviour. Something, which could have implications given what happened with Ultron, which is referenced in the story.

This was a confident episode setting up a new arc. I’m curious to see how all the pieces will come together as things progress over the coming months.

9.1
Marvels Agents Of Shield - The Ghost
  • Story
    8.5
  • Acting
    9.0
  • CGI
    9.5
  • Incidental Music
    9.3

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
One Comment
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    22 September 2016 at 2:30 pm -

    A commenter on another site noticed that all the people possessed were Asian. It’ll be interesting if that’s actually a plot point, because Daisy’s Asian too. Does she get re-possesed or does her previous experience make her immune? Also will AIDA become possessed at some point, becoming the literal ghost in the machine nexus for the merging of science and magic?

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